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FOX
Sep 20, 2010 5:00pm PDT
september for killing his 16-year-old girlfriend, her parents and another girl in virginia. he entered a plea agreement in a virginia courtroom in exchange for a 20-year sentence. >>> students in novato return to class since an -- since another student was killed by a drunk driver. the victim was a junior at novato high school. he was one of five teenagers in a bmw that crashed just before balloon on friday into a truck loaded with live cattle. police say they found empty beer cans and empty liquor bottles inside the car. >> i was stunned. i was disappointed about the choice made. >> i find it really remarkable that -- that they would leave during school hours even if it was only at lunch to do that. >> the 16-year-old driver is now under arrest. he's facing several charges, including vehicular manslaughter and dui. coming up at 6:00, allie rasmus will tell us why state investigators are now involved in how the crash has school officials rethinking their campus policy. >>> at least one in six accidents were caused by those using cell phones. the ntsb reports that more than 5400 people
CBS
Sep 26, 2010 7:30am PDT
against gay marriage, florida, indiana, michigan, virginia, and utah. >>> well, from lady gaga to the white house don't ask don't tell has been a hot topic. here to break it down is santa clara university law professor. thanks for joining us. a lot on those topics this week senate democrats couldn't get enough votes even though earlier this month a u.s. district judge ruled the policy was unconstitutional what does that ruling mean for the few which are of don't ask don't tell? >> i think we will find out what that means in the next few weeks. judges asked both sides to tell her how broad the injunction should be. it could mean we have one district judge declare that nationwide the policy has to be stopped or we might decide it has a smaller effect only on the people in the suit. >> legally speaking when you say don't ask don't tell is a policy, is it a law? a policy. >> a federal law enacted that says if you are a military personnel you cannot actively discover the sexual orientation of a member and if you are a member of the military you don't have to reveal or shouldn't reve
CBS
Sep 30, 2010 5:00am PDT
in virginia for examination. the blast killed 8 people and destroyed numerous homes. a fifth person has been charged with posing as a victim of that pipeline explosion in order to get help. 51-year-old daniel stansbury of los altos has pled not guilty to seven charges including identity theft and falsely claiming aid. prosecutors say he went to a resource center for blast victims used a false name and said he lived in the crestmoor neighborhood. he then allegedly accepted more than $2,000 in gift cards. prosecutors also say he spent nine nights in hilton hotels paid for by pg&e. >>> the off again on again execution is now off again and it will be for some time. albert greenwood brown was scheduled to be put to death tonight. it would have been california's first execution in nearly five years. but the state supreme court denied a request by the state to begin using new procedures for lethal injection. now the state won't be able to execute brown until 2011 because california's supply of lethal injection drugs expires tomorrow. a new supply won't arrive until next year. >>> a bay area mom is
NBC
Sep 11, 2010 5:30pm PDT
gathered as they have every year in new york, virginia and pennsylvania to honor the 2,752 victims who died. near ground zero, family members read each name of loved ones lost. >> my father. >> reporter: and at times, the public ceremony included personal and emotional tributes. >> we love you and life has not been the same. >> reporter: family members, firefighters and first responders also walked down into the ground zero construction site, carrying photos and laying flowers in the reflecting pool. the day of reflection and remembrance was not overshadowed by the recent controversy over a proposed islamic center near ground zero or threats by a florida pastor to burn copies of the koran if the center was not moved. on the "today" show, pastor terry jones vowed he would not carry out those plans. >> we're not going to go back and do it. it is totally canceled. >> reporter: at the pentagon, president obama alluded to the controversies and emphasized the need for americans to recapture the spirit of unity. >> the highest honor we can pay those we lost indeed, our greatest weapon in this ongo
ABC
Sep 22, 2010 11:00am PDT
a backyard event at a virginia home, there to reintroduce and generate support for the affordable care act, a bill he signed six months ago. the law which officially effect tomorrow allows young adults to stay on their parents' insurance up to the age of 26. insurance companies can no longer drop people when they get sick unless it's a case of fraud. insurers must cover presenttive services such as mammograms and col colon -- colonoscopies. insures can no longer deny coverage for children with preexisting conditions. >> all these things are designed not to have government more involved in healthcare, they're designed to make sure that you have basic protection in your interactions with your insurance company, that you're getting what you pay for. >> one provision in the new law has major insurance companies in california taking drastic measures. anthem blue cross and aetna say they have decided to stop selling children-only policies rather than comply with the law which bars them from rejecting youngster aware preexisting conditions. published reports say that could affect nearly 80,000 ch
KOFY
Sep 16, 2010 11:30am PDT
in ashburn, virginia. here the investigators say they plan to reassemble the pieces and te the components in an effort to unrstand exactly what led to last week's explosion and fire. the ntsb said a final report on that blast could take a to complete. and you can find fire dispatch audio recordings from the night the fire brokeout as well as resources for residents and infmation on how to help. on our website at abc7news.com. well, students at an elementary school in san bruno are being sent home for the day after reports of a gas smell in the school rattled a lot of nerves. police and firefighte chose to evacuate the childr after getting the first report of a gas smell this morning. pg&e investigators now belie the smell was the result of a heater being turned on after not having been used for a while. students moved off to miles drive where parents are arriving to pick them up antake them home. >> the danger has just ended at a prestigious hospital in baltore, maryland. a gunman who shot a doctor at johns hopkins hospital has just been shot and killed by police. all the developments fro
KOFY
Sep 22, 2010 11:30am PDT
event at a virginia home, there to reintroduce and generate support for the affordable care act, a bill he signed six months ago. the law which officially effect tomorrow allows young adults to stay on their parents' insurance up to the age of 26. insurance companies an no long drop people when they get sick unless it's a case of fraud. insurers must cover presenttive services such as mammograms and col colon colonoscopies. insures can no longer deny coverage for children with preexisting conditions. >> all these things are design not to have government more involved in healthcare, theyre designed to make sure that you have basic protection in your interactions with your insurance company, that you're gettg what you pay for. >> one provision in the new law has major insurance companies in california taking drast measures. anthem blue cros and aetna say theyave decided to stop selling children-only policies rather tan comply with the law which bars them from rejecting youngster aware preexisting conditions. published reports say that could affect nearly 80,000 children in california cur
KRON
Sep 20, 2010 5:00pm PDT
ç to killing his girlfriend, and her friends. and he was arrested last year in virginia. 21 from castro valley was sentenced to life in prison. part of the plea deal to avoid the death penalty. his " psycho sam " wasçw3t([çs entertainment name. armed with violent lyrics. >> and this was an arrest was made in newark when he authorities say that he isn't a convicted sex offender-new york and he is wanted of thei] killig çççof 23 year-old pr$y=1gor from north carolina. the body was found in a self storage unit on sunday. >> a look outside with walnut creek it is slowçç going in bh directions. with danville, and it has been a very light commute. it will remain that way and we will be right back. but what really happened? cnn -- not me -- cnn says his assertion about his tax record was "just plain wrong." jerry brown went out there and took credit for the fact that the people of california voted for proposition 13, which lowered taxes, which he opposed. and now he's going around taking credit for it. he raised taxes as governor of california. he had a surplus when he took office and
NBC
Sep 22, 2010 6:00am PDT
. >>> virginia could put a woman to death tomorrow. 41-year-old teresa lewis, if excued, will be the first woman put to death in virginia in almost a century. lewis is sentenced to death for giving two men money and sex to kill her husband and stepson. the supreme court refused to intervene yesterday. >>> later today the owner of one of the farms that produced millions of contaminated eggs is expected to tell congress he's sorry. the owner of two iowa egg farms will explain how salmonella infected the eggs. jack decoster of wright countying a blames chicken feed from an outside supplier. the food and drug administration found filthy conditions at his facility. >> manure piles that were old enough that maggots were forming. they had rat holes that allowed rats to enter the facilities. >> decoster rallied -- recalled over half a billion eggs after the fda asked him to. no one died but more than 1500 people became ill from those contaminated eggs. >>> right now it's 6:08. we want to check your look at traffic. mike inouye has the latest. >> we'll take you to the area where right on schedule we had
CBS
Sep 30, 2010 6:00am PDT
of those three pieces of the broken pipe. the pieces are currently in virginia for examination to figure out what happened. the blast killed 8 people and destroyed more than 30 homes. >>> in the bay area a fifth person is now charged with posing as a victim of the pipeline explosion in order to get help. 51-year-old daniel stansbury of los altos pled not guilty to seven charges including identity theft and falsely claiming aid. prosecutors say went to a resource center for blast victims and used a false name. said he lived in the crestmoor neighborhood. he allegedly accepted more than $2,000 in gift cards and prosecutors say he spent nine nights in hilton hotels paid for by pg&e. >>> the on-again, off-again execution is now off again and it will be for some time. albert greenwood brown was scheduled to be put to death tonight. it would have been california's first execution in nearly five years. but the state supreme court denied a request by the state to begin using new procedures for electromagnetics. now the state won't be able to execut
KOFY
Sep 23, 2010 9:00pm PDT
news, sterling, virginia. >> just ahead here tonight. bad guys on bike in berkeley. crack down on 2 wheel safety offenders. that's coming up next. >> forget the bear spray. montana woman stops a bear with attacking her with a conveniently table. story as conveniently table. story as the news woman: did you bring the mera phone? man: i did. do you wanna go first? i've been waiting for this all day. ok, th is from... aunt stacey. introducing chase quickdepos. just photograph the front and back oyour check using the chase mobile app on your iphone, and hit send. it went through. this is so cool. this is so cool. u wanna try it? yea. ok. all right. who's next? make a deposit from anywhere, anytime-- with your iphone. to mister and misses walker. why would they send my parents a check? chase what matters. ♪ our state is in a real mess. and i'm not going to give u any phony plans or snappy slogans thaton't go anywhere. we have to make so tough decisions. we have to live wiin our means. we have got to take the wer from the state capitol and move it down the local level, closer to the
KRON
Sep 22, 2010 5:30pm PDT
relationships. they say they were teenagers when this happened. long as denying the charges. a woman in virginia is scheduled to be executed tomorrow. her name is theresa lois she's likely to be the first person put to death in the state in nearly a century. some argue since her iq is in the low seventies near the level of retardation she should not be on death row. she pleaded guilty in the 2002 murders ever has been an stepson. virginia's governor has refused to stop the execution. here's something traffic cops don't see every day. adnan in a gray suit riding on a tv. it happened in ohio on the road that have been closed for construction it wasn't supposed to be anyone out there. police think this is the man is been causing other mischief in the area of putting on the eight suits and schering people. 24 year-old jamie he said his staff was inspired by the end tv show jackass. he was surprised to hear he's being cited for several violations. >> talking about costumes even though halloween as a month away the search is on yah hoo for the perfect costumer heating up. kimberly tells us what some o
NBC
Sep 20, 2010 5:00pm PDT
valley rapper has pleaded guilty to killing four people in central virginia. in a plea agreement today, 21-year-old richard sam mccroskey was sentenced to life in prison. police and prosecutors say a year ago this month he killed his 16-year-old girlfriend, her parents and a teenaged friend while they slept. no motive was ever given for the crime. mccroskey ramped under the name psycho sam and was devoted to so-called harder core music. >> the uc berkeley grad imprissoned in iran for 13 months says she is not a spy. sarah shourd also defended her fiance shane bauer and friend josh fattal who remain behind bars in iran. shourd was freed last tuesday and spoke at a news conference last night and she says they were all hiking in a popular tourist area in iraq and did not realize that they were near the border of iran. shourd says while she's grateful for her release, she feels only one-third free. >> surprising news here. the recession is over and has been since june of 2009. that's according to economists who crunch the numbers. it started in december 2007 and more than a year ago. try t
ABC
Sep 16, 2010 11:00am PDT
, virginia. here the investigators say they plan to reassemble the pieces and test the components in an effort to understand exactly what led to last week's explosion and fire. the ntsb said a final report on that blast could take a year to complete. and you can find fire dispatch audio recordings from the night the fire broke out as well as resources for residents and information on how to help. on our website at abc7news.com. well, students at an elementary school in san bruno are being sent home for the day after reports of a gas smell in the school rattled a lot of nerves. police and firefighters chose to evacuate the children after getting the first report of a gas smell this morning. pg&e investigators now believe the smell was the result of a heater being turned on after not having been used for a while. students moved off to miles drive where parents are arriving to pick them up and take them home. >> the danger has just ended at a prestigious hospital in baltimore, maryland. a gunman who shot a doctor at johns hopkins hospital has just been shot and killed by police. all
CBS
Sep 23, 2010 12:00pm PDT
a visit to a small business in virginia to roll out their proposal to shrink the government. >> it offers a new way forward that habit been tried in washington, an approach focused on cutting spending, which is sadly a new idea for congress. >> reporter: the republican plan is called a "pledge to america." it calls for slashing $100 billion from government programs except the military. it would leave bush era tax cuts in place for everyone and would replace president obama's healthcare plan with a smaller version. the president argues that's not going to safety country any cash. >> yeah -- that's not going to save the country any cash. >> why would you want to repeal something that the congressional budget office says is going to save a trillion dollars if you are serious about my deficit? it doesn't make sense. >> reporter: the gop plan is short on specifics, but party leaders say that's not the point. they want to show americans where they will take the country if they win control of congress. >> government is out of control in washington. and we need to rein it in and begin a new drive
CBS
Sep 23, 2010 5:00pm PDT
. >> reporter: gop leaders paid a visit to a small business in virginia thursday to roll out their proposal. it calls for cutting $100 billion out of government programs except the military. it would leave bush era tax cuts in place for everyone and would repeal president obama's health care plan replacing it with a smaller version. >> with this pledge, republicans will save the american dream as it drowns in a search red ink. we will not allow the torch of liberty to be mortgaged. >> reporter: as they unveil the plan, republican leaders called on democrats to join them and start work on it right away. but that's unlikely. most democrats made it clear, they reject the "pledge to america." >> if this is implemented, what we are going to see is the infliction of a plague on america. >> reporter: as for voters, polls show the economy and deficit are top concerns. the ones we talked to had their own proposals. >> stop spending more money than we're taking in. >> we need to forget about healthcare and we need to worry about the people that are losing their homes and foreclosure. >> i'd like for
FOX
Sep 29, 2010 7:00am PDT
this afternoon with a meeting with voters in richmond, virginia. a new field poll shows that in california, a heavily dam state, voters give president obama higher marks than voters nationwide. the field poll shows 53% of likely california voters think the president is doing a good job compared with 45% of all u.s. voters. still, about the same number said the nation is heading in the wrong direction. >>> 7:46. it's almost one year since anthony batts came oakland's new police chief. so how is the city doing and how has the department changed? chief batts is in the studio with us. thanks for being here. >> aappreciate you allowing me to come. it will be a year the end of the -- of october. >> i was with you when you took over in long beach and now you are here. it's been an eventful year, a lot of things have happened. as you size it up, just as a capsule, how would you size up a year in oakland. >> i think oakland is kind of interesting. where i came from there's ebbs and flows. oakland is on all of the time. i think we've improved as an organization. crime is down, the murder rate is dow
NBC
Sep 23, 2010 6:00pm PDT
, virginia hardware store, republicans unveiled their newest tools. >> it embodies rejection of the notion that we can simply tax, borrow and spend our way to prosperity. >> reporter: their pledge to america to splash spending, repeal president obama's health care plan, vote weekly on cuts and extend the bush tax cuts. >> all we're saying is no tax hikes. first things first. >> reporter: the pledge isn't a new political play. similar to 1994's contract with america that handed newt gingrich and americans a congressal takeover. this year's promise doesn't include many details or any mention of afghanistan or social security and medicare. >> for republicans who say they want to cut government spending, it is ironic they mention those programs. >> their plan would take us back to the bush years, to a stagnant economy. >> reporter: while former president clinton, the man in the white house during 1994, offered democrats this advice. >> i believe they should say, give us two more years to do this, if it doesn't work, throw us out. >> reporter: a choice that will be up to voters soon enough. the
NBC
Sep 16, 2010 6:00am PDT
virginia tech. anything can happen. you have to be repaired and take care of business and play at your intensity level. >> that's what you love about college football. anything can happen. >> that's right. >> that makes it fun. >> thanks for coming. [ female announcer ] we know jerry brown was mayor of oakland, but what were the results? fact: brown promised to improve schools. but the drop out rate increased 50%, and the state had to take over the schools. fact: the city controller found employees paid for 22,000 hours... they never worked. fact: brown promised to cut crime. but murders doubled, making oakland the 4th most dangerous city in america. jerry brown. he just can't deliver the results california needs now. >> an bruno one week later. the emotional story of an educator trying to coming to to recover. >> a new survey shows more americans could be getting high on a long list of drugs and marijuana could be to blame. that story is straight ahead. parra are this live look shows you those metering lights could cause an issue getting to the upper deck. another could cause an issue
ABC
Sep 14, 2010 5:00am PDT
with murder of a virginia man will return to court for another hearing. they entered not guilty pleas to charges they shot a man during a robbery in july. he was in the bay area for a job interview with gool. they charged with murder and robbery. they say the couple took $17 from him during the robbery. >> a petaluma woman who was passed out from tequila after the toddler left the home, they have uncovered information not included in the initial police report about the mother, 23-year-old laura rendon. that led them to drop the charges against her. >>> bloomberg business report is straight ahead. >> this it appears it's a natural gas explosion. >> frantic radio calls at san bruno's first responders battle water shortage and faulty water shortage and faulty information barbara boxer. she fought to get our veterans the first full combat care center in california. her after school law's keeping a million kids off the street and out of gangs. and she's fighting every day to create new jobs. boxer: i'm working to make california the leader in clean energy, to jump-start our small businesse
ABC
Sep 24, 2010 5:00am PDT
. the latest on these stories at 6:00. >> the state of virginia has excused the first woman to face capital punishment in the u.s. in five years. 41-year-old theresa lewis died by lethal injection. she was convicted of enticing two men to shoot her son and husband while sleeping. she apologized before her execution. >> a ruling of a federal judge could throw out the "don't ask, don't tell" policy once and for all. the judge ruled it was unconstitutional two weeks ago and could issue an injunction on the ban on openly gay troops but the obama administration filed motions yesterday to block such an injunction. the white house says the legal filing follows government procedure and does not detract from the president's efforts for congress to throw out the "don't ask, don't tell." >> the faa, a u.s. airway jet is the yellow line in this animation. the red line is a cargo plane that took off on a parallel runway almost the same time. the planes were in thick cloud cover and didn't see each other but came so close as you can see the u.s. airways pilot to hear the cargo plane passing him. >> off t
ABC
Sep 25, 2010 4:00pm PDT
as many times as we want. >> reporter: the racist, obscene calls continued. in virginia, in a case of mistaken identity, another customer had similar rough found tactics. >> can't pick up the phone now? huh? what? little punk. >> reporter: brocks said he received calls like that for months until they finally realized they had the wrong bank of america customer. >> i had no way to put an end to the phone calls. >> reporter: the calls to the bank of america customers came from a debt collection agency, a. c. t. in texas. one of the debt collectors who made the offensive calls, a company supervisor, testified in a lawsuit that he was hired there just seven months after leaving prison. >> a prison mentality. these are the people a.c.t. chose to hire to collect debt for bank of america. >> reporter: the company says the callers were rogue operators and it has since improved oversight. >> what happened did not represent the policies and the work that our employees do. >> reporter: but a jury held both the callers and a.c.t. responsible in a verdict of more than $1.5 million. yet, bank of
FOX
Sep 17, 2010 5:00pm PDT
adventures of virginia to sell seats on it's space vehicle. boeing plans to take astronauts to the international space station by 2015 and to a proposed private space station built by bigolow air space of las vegas. richard branson is expected to be the first to offer regular space tours next year. >>> a milestone tonight, what bp is doing at the scene of that gulf oil spill and what it means. >>> find out what the bay area's tunnel project tops the list released today. >>> the connection between air pollution and heart attacks. we'll explain when we come back. >>> new at 6:00, we're looking into another bay area neighborhood with a high risk pipeline. what some say is getting in the way of preventing a disaster similar to the san bruno explosion. >>> plus -- >> reporter: an francisco restaurant workers call for a massive overhaul in the way they are living. many live in extremely tight quarters in places like this. >>> more details on the accident involving five bay area high school students. and an explanation that might reveal what went wrong. tonight on ktvu channel 2 ne
FOX
Sep 20, 2010 5:00am PDT
in las vegas. the bike was built by hard core choppers of sterling, virginia, and features a six-speed transmission and a 100- horsepower engine. proceeds will benefit the fisher house foundation, which helps provide free housing for military families who have someone being treated at a military hospital. >> very interesting. sal, that will help get through the morning commute. >> what's that? you know, i probably wouldn't ride my suit riding one of those. but i think i'd look pretty cool. >>> northbound 280 looking pretty good. i hope, though, they wouldn't lay it down. if you're a motorcycle rider, there's going to be a day when you lay that motorcycle down. unfortunately. traffic is moving well in both directions. no major problems heading south. also, westbound bay bridge, getting more crowded. this is where the traffic starts to turn if you will. westbound coming into san francisco. there have been no major problems on the way into the city. and they didn't do some of that road work that they normally do. it's wide open for you, into san francisco. let's take a live look at
FOX
Sep 20, 2010 6:00am PDT
. it was built by hard core choppers of sterling, virginia. it has a 6-seed -- six-speed transmission. proceeds will benefit fisher foundation, they offer free housing for military families who have a military member being treated at the hospital. >>> we have new details on the list of the 100 highest-risk natural gas pipelines here in the bay area. >> we spoke about the dangerous pipelines. we'll bring you a live report
FOX
Sep 24, 2010 6:00am PDT
. >>> a woman in virginia was the first woman executed in the united states in five years. 41-year-old teresa louis was put to death by lethal injection at the greensville correctional center last night. she was convicted of airpging the deaths of her husband and stepson to get $250,000 in life insurance mon. >> italy will no longer useful body scanners at airports. after a six month investigation their government is scrapping the program deeming the use of the machines slow and ineffective. >>> a u.s. astronaut and two russian cosmonauts will be at least one day late returning to earth. they were already aboard the capsule supposed to bring them home when there was a problem opening hooks and latches. that is the second problem in three months with docking or undocking russian spacecraft at the station. >> thai 6:47. palo alto based facebook apologizes for the worst teg enology outage in four years. a lot of facebook users could not get to their account for up to two and a half hours yesterday. 25% were getting a message that said failure. facebook said there was a problem with an error che
FOX
Sep 29, 2010 5:00am PDT
a 94 state tour this afternoon with a meeting with voters in richmond, virginia. >>> a new field poll shows in california voters give president obama higher marks than voters nationwide. the poll shows 53% of likely california voters think the president is doing a good job. that compares with about 45% of all u.s. voters. still about the same number said the nation is heading in the wrong direction. >>> well, former president jimmy carter plans to resume his book tour today after an overnight stay in the hospital. the 85-year-old developed an upset stomach yesterday on a flight from atlanta to cleveland. family members say he is doing fine but doctors recommended he be admitted to the hospital as a precaution. mr.carter is promoting his new book called white house dairy. >> 5:14. today is the 91st day with no state budget and negotiators say there is still several sticking points to reaching a deal. the governor and legislative leaders cancelled their meeting yesterday. still unresolved issues include a business tax break pushed by republicans, pension reform and school funding. even
KRON
Sep 14, 2010 7:00am PDT
not guilty monday to murder charges stemming from the fatal shooting of a virginia man in downtown oakland two months ago. george huggins, 24, and his girlfriend, 33-year-old althea housley, are charged in connection with the death of 45- year-old jinghong kang, who was visiting the bay area for a job interview at google. he was killed at about 11:30 p.m. on july 18 during an apparent robbery as he walked with a friend to his car.oakland police said huggins and housley allegedly took $17 from him during the robbery.huggins and housley, are scheduled to return to alameda county superior court on nov. 1 for a pretrial hearing. >> are rumored sit still for muni would start today and last snow friday. meany says if there is it does start they will be able to take care of it. the union says that there is a flyer it is not sanctioned. they're working on a vandyke tobacco sales at pharmacies. they agreed to send this ordinance to the full board the legislation passed in 08 made this city the first one in the nation to overhaul have it pharmacies from selling tobacco. >> when alcohol alcohol foggy
NBC
Sep 20, 2010 6:00pm PDT
-called horror core music is going to spend life in prison for killing four people in central virginia. in a plea agreement today, 21-year-old richard sam mccloskey pleaded guilty to the murders. he rappeded upper the name syko sam. police and prosecutors say a year ago this month, he killed his 16-year-old girlfriend, her parents and a teenaged friend while they slept. no motive was given in the crime. >>> closing arguments were held today in the case of a san francisco police officer killed when his patrol car was struck by a vanload of armed robbers four years ago. 24-year-old steven petrilli is facing murder charges in the death of nick tho a sito burko. he was fleeing a string of robberies when he crashed into the cruiser. two other men in the van are awaiting trial on murder charges. >>> one of the country's biggest unions is seeing a cash crop in poll. the teamsters union has more than 40 new members this month, by organizing the first group of unionized marijuana growers. they work as gardeners for maryland investments llc out of oakland. the company holds contracts with medical marijuana
NBC
Sep 24, 2010 7:00am PDT
of injuries and the cause is still unclear. >>> last night, virginia executed a woman convicted of arranging the killings of her husband and stepson. teresa louis is the first woman to be executed in the united states in five years. despite thousands of appeals for leniency, in part because her defense attorney said she was borderline mentally disabled. >>> the fda has decided to put tight restrictions on avandia because of concerns over heart attack risks. the drug has been completely pulled from the market in europe. >>> entertainer eddie fischer died during the night because of complications from his hip surgery. he sold hundreds of records and was known for his marriages to debby reynolds and then elizabeth taylor. the father of actress carrie fisher, eddie fisher was 82 years old. >>> a small plane crash and burn today during an air show in indonesia critically injured a pilot. hundreds of schoolchildren were among those in the crowd of spectators. >>> gold, meantime, hit yet another high this morning. cnbc's trish regan is at the new york stock exchange. trish, this can't be a good sig
NBC
Sep 14, 2010 6:00pm PDT
and retailers were finally in support but plastic bag lobbyists based in virginia have more influence on our state senate than california environmentalists. want to save tax money? stop spending $25 million a year to collect and bury the 19 billion plastic bags that aren't recycled. san francisco in pal alto already planned the plastic tumbelweed. now all local governments should agree on a uniform ban. since our state politicians have dropped the bao us, prote prote protecttheplanet@nbceditorials. com. pull over! looks like we got a runner. pull over! we know you've been charging for bags! we can't stop every plane. we're gonna stop this one. you can fly, but you can't hide. ♪ [ ding ] but what were the results? fact: brown promised to improve schools. but the drop out rate increased 50%, and the state had to take over the schools. fact: the city controller found employees paid for 22,000 hours... they never worked.
ABC
Sep 13, 2010 6:00pm PDT
't. >> in virginia today the president called on senate republicans to join democrats in passing this bill. and also extending the bush-era tax cuts for middle class. republicans say tax cuts should be extend forward all americans and including those making more than $200,000 a year. >> i'm introducing legislation ensuring no one in this country will pay higher income taxes next year than they are now. >> republicans say rizing taxes on those making more than $200,000 would kill johns. the owner of sf party agrees. >> in my opinion, i believe it will. i think threshold of $200,000 or $250,000 is too low. >> saying it ought to be $1 million per year. speaker pelosi argues most cuts for the wealthy would go go to people making that much. >> 80% of the republicans cuts through the risk go to people making over $1 million per year. >> pelosi says tax breaks offered to small businesses more than haik up for increase in personal income tax. >> in san mateo one of the parters in a real estate development company tells me tax cuts for everyone ought to be eliminated. >> we're spending more than we have. and
ABC
Sep 24, 2010 6:00am PDT
woman executeded in the u.s. in five years was put to death late last night in virginia. 41-year-old theresa lewis died by injection at the greenville correctional center. she was convicted of hiring two men to shot her husband and son while they were sleeping so she could collect on a million dollar life insurance payout. she apologized it the moments before the execution. the first time they have executed a woman in a century. >> dugard expected back in court possibly to enter an insanity plea. phillip garrido's attorney may announce her client is mentally incompetent to stand trial. if the judge agrees to order a mental evaluation, it will put an immediate stop to the proceedings and could delay the case for years. both garrido and his wife nancy have pleaded not guilty. if garrido's found incompetent, he will be sent to a state medical facility until he is competent to stand trial. >> police at san jose city college have added extra patrols and warning women to be extra aware of their surroundings this morning. that follows an assault on a female student tuesday afternoon on
CBS
Sep 13, 2010 5:00am PDT
the weekend. >> in virginia city, jockeys rode camels as well as zebras and ostriches. never seen this before. one jockey admitted the animals went in whatever direction they wanted. this is the 51st annual event. more than 5,000 spectators attended this year. i love ostriches. >> did you ever see the family robinson when they are having the race, the old one, and he is riding the ostrich and zebra? that looked like fun. i don't think it's very comfortable though. >> just doesn't look right. >> no thank you. [ laughter ] >>> the publish of the "new york times" says the company will stop printing the newspaper someday. instead, it's going to charge people to read it online. and that brings to us our question of the day. >> all right. would you rather read the paper in print or online? kim on facebook says, i read mine online to save fuel and trees. >> then there is david who says i read both online and print. there are times i don't want to be looking at a computer screen. >> kevin from fairfield says, i would much rather read the news online. the newspapers stacking up in my driveway looks ve
CBS
Sep 24, 2010 5:00am PDT
100 years, virginia has executed a woman. theresa lewis was put to death by leaks last night. the 41-year-old was found guilty of arranging the murders of her husband and her stepson. the motive, a $250,000 life insurance payment. lewis' lawyers claim that she was borderline mentally disabled. there were more than 7,000 appeals to stop her execution. >>> 5:41. coming up, why one bay area city wants to shut down a medical marijuana shot. plus, it can increase the risk of heart attack. how the government is restricting the use of a widely used drug to treat diabetes. ,, this is your captain speaking, we are fourteenth in line for take off. beep, beep, beep. looks like its bumper to bumper on the interstate. i gotta get to cleveland! should have skipped that second soda. remove your belt, your watch, your shoes. i wonder what gas costs today. seven dollars for a pillow! an extra bag costs what? i hate traffic! (train child) the train is now arriving. (announcer) the train has arrived indeed. amtrack. enjoy the journey. >>> good morning. traffic troubles along the peninsula as you work y
CBS
Sep 24, 2010 6:00am PDT
in just a few minutes. >>> okay. thank yo. >> virginia has executed an inmate. she was put to death by lethal injection last night. the 41-year-old woman was found guilty of arranging to have two men kill her husband and stepson. the motive a $250,000 life insurance payment. lewis' lawyer said she was borderline mentally disabled. there were more than 7,000 appeals to stop her execution. >>> a federal judge is expected to announce today whether california can execute convicted killer albert brown. officials at san quentin say the state's refurbished death chamber will be ready for a planned execution next wednesday if the judge lifts the moratorium on capital punishment. federal judge jeremy fogel and san jose had blocked executions in 2006 because the state's legal injection method caused great physical pain. state lawyers say the new death chamber better staff training and new lethal injection regulations have addressed that. >>> carly fiorina's first general election tv ad is out. she is taking aim at barbara boxer using video that's made the rounds on youtube. >> you know, do me
KOFY
Sep 16, 2010 9:00pm PDT
except future. >>reporter: the bankrupt city of virginia la oh, he reported to commit the grand jury report and san francisco is the most will he be rall city in the state with the strongest union will be a bell weather for the rest of california. >> in this particular case if san francisco goes there it's an indication that pension reform is going to happen through the throughout the whole state. >>reporter: i asked the professor how would he rank a pension problem compared with everything else in california is nation. he says at league the next several years it is the biggest problem and he added voters have little sympathy for public pension plans that far exceed the 401(k) in the private plans. in the news ramp, 7 news. >> while on the subject of pension. university of california employees will have to start paying more into their retirement plans and people of this protest are not very happy about it. under the plan passed by the board of regent today employees pay 3 and a half percent of the pay starting next july and then 5 percent the year after that. they currently pay
CBS
Sep 28, 2010 7:00am PDT
committee and former governor of virginia. good morning. >> good morning. >> the timing of this expected e nan yule announcement less than ideal. a few weeks ago we heard the president say he expected emanuel to stick it out until after the election. what expectation is this sending if another key member bails now? >> i think folks understand. i'm going to let rahm emanuel make the decision and announcement when he wants to but if he makes a decision to run for the mayorship of chicago, i think people will understand it's a very important position and it's one that he's certainly thought about for a listening time and given the timing of that spot being up, candidate who is want to run for mayor have to declare fairly soon. i don't expect that has an impact on the november elections. >> the president's back at the university of wisconsin tonight. hoping to rally the voters. you yourself have admitted this is a huge experiment. last time he was there in the presidential campaign, he drew 17,000 people. what if tonight, governor, the rally's a dud and this backfires? >> well, i don't think t
CBS
Sep 30, 2010 7:00am PDT
three pieces are currently in virginia for examination. the blast killed eight people and destroyed 37 homes. traffic and weather coming up in just a moment. ,,,,,,,,,, >>> good morning. things are getting better on westbound 580 out of the altamont pass. you're now looking at a 29 minute drive from westbound 580 from the altamont pass to the dublin interchange so a good 10 minutes or so better than we saw during my last traffic hit about a half hour ago. westbound 4 still remains really jammed through antioch. no accidents. just our usual congestion from a street towards somersville. still backed up to pittsburg. in vallejo an earlier accident westbound 37 before highway 29. one lane remains closed and they are saying 9:00 before they are going to be able to get it re-opened and at the bay bridge, i think i have a map to show you, there we go, it is backed up well into the macarthur maze but pretty heavy commute as well down the eastshore freeway. that's a check of your traffic. here's tracy with your forecast. >>> hey, thanks, elizabeth. another nice day expected and another day with
KRON
Sep 11, 2010 7:00am PDT
, an arlington virginia. and president obama, and former first lady, laura bush holding a remembrance ceremony at the pentagon. let us take a listen. >> but we will have that after the break, we will be right back. as governor, he cut waste got rid of the mansion and the limo budgets were balanced. $4 billion in tax cuts. world class schools and universities. clean energy promoted. 1.9 million new jobs created. california was working. i'm jerry brown. california needs major changes. we have to live within our means; we have to return power and decision making to the local level-closer to the people and no new taxes without voter approval. jerry brown the knowledge and know-how to get california working again. biopsy and i had high-risk prostate cancer. i was depressed. i was shocked. sometimes cancer makes you feel very lonely. the doctors can do their best to cure the cancer, but it takes all of the other stuff to make you a whole person again. i've been given a second chance. announcer: at sutter health, our story is you. for more stories, visit sutterhealth.org. ♪ >> we are back at 7:20 f
KRON
Sep 30, 2010 4:00am PDT
. emergency planners to the virginia story line has put its shelters on standby. there are forecast of seven on mortgages several hon problem of the team and does that have already fallen over the past week. the flood watches are in the fact uncrossed eastern carolina. some of the things going in washington congress has left the capital. members of the house have had at home to campaign for reelection after meeting long enough to vote on the continuing resolution to stop the government in operation with funds to do that to the next few months to avoid of free elections federal shutdown. top regulators will testify about how they're working to give financial overhaul bill some teeth. so it's effective. postal service getting attention there will be a verdict today about a day and what they're not they can raise the cost of the stamp by two sons. that would make it 46¢ to mail a letter. postal service lost and it is on a track to lose 7 billion over two years. 5:43 a.m. more headline straight ahead out of vallejo this is westbound 37 rate by 29 they have opened up the slow lane city nearby at
FOX
Sep 14, 2010 7:00am PDT
sheriff's office says on saturday night, 45-year-old virginia merney was with her husband and friends on a patio boat docked behind her home. her husband said he went to bed leaving her alone on the boat. he said when he woke up sunday morning, he found his wife in the water. the sheriff's office says it appears they were drinking but they don't know if that contributed to the death yet. mixed news for oakland school districts, it's the most improved largest district in california. >>> and a routine police activity ends up breaking up a large i.d. theft ring in the north bay. they can make all the difference for the child who finally solved that math problem... for the student who always dreamed about college... or the debate club that won state. they are teachers and school professionals providing our children the individual attention that means results... working with parents as partners to improve learning... building stronger public schools for all of us. the california teachers association-- giving every child the opportunity to succeed. >>> taking a live look at the board on wal
FOX
Sep 21, 2010 7:00am PDT
of the people effected. >>> today the virginia board of supervisors is expected to pass today the san francisco board of supervisors is expected to pass >> supporters of the alcohol tag held a protest in front of the wine store where newsom used to be a co-owner. critics say because of that he should stay out of the alcohol tax debate but newsom says there's no conflict of interest because he's divested all of his wine store properties in san francisco. >>> time now 8:06. sal they need your help this morning. >> well, today is the second day of that new express lane and a lot of people have been e- mailing me and tweeting me about that with their opinions and their comments and suggestions for improvement. i want to show you the maps because i circled the road sensors here on 680 southbound. you can see still very, very slow and some of the other freeways are slow as well. it's one of those things will some people have been humorous about their tweets that they've sent but a lot of slow traffic out there. still some adjustment period for that new express lane. if you look over to the left the
FOX
Sep 23, 2010 7:00am PDT
, virginia. house republicans nouncing a plan to -- announcing a plan to repeal the law. they would replace the law, in their words with a set of smaller changes to the system. >>> democrats. the nation's health secretary announcing new provisions. including allowing college students to stay on their parents' insurance, after graduation, until the age of 26. also, prohibiting insurance companies from denying coverage to those with preexisting health conditions. as for the push to help the health care law, republicans have picked up on this issue as a weapon for the campaigns. >> the policies coming out of washington are creating massive uncertainty for job creators on the american people are suffering as a result. >> reporter: republicans are calling their 2010 version of contract with america. it's a pledge to america. and it includes this call to repeal the six-month-old landmark health reform law. live in washington, scott mcfarlane. >>> some are looking for key ways to get around the healthcare reform. anthem blue cross and aetna will no longer sell single insurance policies for childre
KRON
Sep 14, 2010 4:00am PDT
headlines the two suspects charged with fatally shooting a virginia man back in july have pleaded not guilty. 24 year-old jordan's and althea house we are charged with the murder of 45 your gene hunt can he was singing the bay area for a job interview when he was killed in a street mugging they stole $17 during the robbery they will be back in court on november 1st. we agree to take a break, a live look from san bruno where the investigation continues into the gas line explosion that happened last thursday killing four people will have a live report coming up. and we're back our top story the investigation into the gas line in scores in the national transportation safety board has ruled dead at least one possible cause of that last they say the pipes that were laying underneath the gas line did not contribute to the blast. federal investigators are also looking at documents and visiting control and monitoring sites if they're also looking and valves that have been preserved for evidence and they're conducting interviews not only with residents and witnesses but also with pg&e employees seism
KRON
Sep 24, 2010 5:30pm PDT
arrested following tips phoned in by the community. back in july the murder of virginia man in town applying for jobs accurate google. oakland police arrested these two suspects following this video been released to the public. as for why people are more certain of how police one cop told me because people here are fed up with all the crime in the city. in oakland kron 4 news. >> kron 4 when inside opd is homicide division and heard from a detective who said she is definitely see more kids coming in from the community. >> in the last year i've had tried a few cases we've seen big change in the community wanting to stop crime what in the vilest and so they're willing to put themselves out there more than the use do and it's their community and its their kids, their fathers and daughters that are being killed so they're willing to step forward. in fact, many of the tips we get are from those loved ones who are pushing the community and their friends to have the courage to come forward. the tips started off the get the rumors flying in the we get the information it leads us to the witn
KRON
Sep 27, 2010 4:00am PDT
tips. in july the murder of a virginia man applying for jobs in google. these two were arrested following this video been released to the public. as for why they are what more willing to help one cop told me people here are fed up with all the crime in the city. >> i would say in the last year. we've seen a big change in the community morning crime to stop. so they are willing to put themselves out there more than they used to. it's their community their kids, their fathers, their daughters being killed so the one step forward. in fact many tax tips are from those loved ones pushing community and of one's to have to come forward. they get rumors flying and then we get information. believe this to the witnesses and helps us all cases scared >> kron 4 news. >> decision 2010 news of field poll shows a majority of likely voters support the bill to legalize recreational marijuana used. 42 percent oppose it 9 percent undecided. luscious >> as you walk into the next big addition room attendees that the cannabis and have expos in the usual items appeared to grow pot and to smoke it. tuc
NBC
Sep 17, 2010 7:00am PDT
was killed when a tree fell on her car. >>> and in ohio and west virginia, powerful line of thunderstorms tore through some buildings and may have spawned some twisters there as well. no serious injuries however are reported in either of those two states. >>> after the worst oil leak in u.s. history, that well could be capped for good. the final step will now be to pour mud and cement in it to make the final seal. >>> a fight broke out between police and suspected drug traffickers right in the middle of a crowded mall. >>> take a look another this, rome's famous coliseum on fire. don't worry, it's not real, as you can probably tell, it's virtual, two artists did it to raise awareness about the fragility of rome's monuments. >> by the way, sunday is talk like a pirate day. sunday has to be drink like a pirate day. let's get a check of the weather from stephanie abrams. >> two girls who got caught in the storm on a boat on the hudson. what was it like? >> it was so crazy. >> i'm pregnant. >> so much improved hved here i northeast as we head through the weekend. how about chicago, our pick c
NBC
Sep 10, 2010 7:00am PDT
down into kentucky and west virginia, tennessee as well. that's what's going on around the country. here's what's happening . >>> and looking live at san bruno, you can see the haze hanging over the fire site there. firefighters have been watching the weather conditions hoping the winds wouldn't kick up. that will happen right about now, we expect the winds to pick up. the strongest winds around 11:00 this morning. temperatures around average for them. here is the air quality forecast, we suspect that could change because of the fire and smoke drifting across the bay area. by noontime, temperatures around 70s. and by 4:00, 80 or so. >>> all right, al, thanks. coming up, is he getting away with murder? questions swirling around the former "survivor" producer suspected of the death of his wife in mexico. and also, why this case has dragged on so long. first, this is "today" on nbc. advantage topical solution treats dogs... ( barking ) but destroys fleas. so ask your veterinarian for advantage, the flea specialist for gentle, but effective, flea control. as governor, he cut waste got
NBC
Sep 15, 2010 7:00am PDT
do tuesday's primary results mean for democrats? former virginia governor tim kaine is the chairman of the democratic national committee. governor kaine, good morning to you. >> good to be with you, meredith. >> good to have you here. christine o'donnell wins in delaware and it is the democrats who are grinning ear to ear, in part because so many analysts say she cannot win a general election. what does her win mean for the democratic party? >> i think that's part of it. that we have a chance to win a race that was going to be extremely difficult for us to win, and now we feel like we have a super chance to win with chris coons. the other thing i think it shows is the deep civil war that's going on in the republican party. i think the message is, moderates aren't welcome. moderates keep out. mike castle, a classic moderate republican who had been governor and a nine-term congressman rejected, that means the moderate and independent voters are going to have to look really hard -- >> or it shows that you are underestimating the tea party and tea party candidates? >> well, we're going
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